Infrastructure

The Salish Sea Marine Trail, which is hopefully just the first part of a more extensive coastal trail, is set to encourage paddlers to explore the Nanaimo area.
The Salish Sea Marine Trail, which is hopefully just the first part of a more extensive coastal trail, is set to encourage paddlers to explore the Nanaimo area. Island Coastal Economic Trust

New trail to explore rarely seen parts of Nanaimo and island

By Spencer Sterritt
January 17, 2017 - 4:34pm Updated: January 17, 2017 - 5:30pm

NANAIMO — A new trail stretching from Horseshoe Bay through the northern Strait of Georgia and down the Vancouver Island coast is set to unveil hidden treasures in Nanaimo.

Photo credit: nanaimoinformation.com

First steps taken towards goal of continuous walkway from Departure Bay to Nanaimo Estuary

By Dominic Abassi
January 9, 2017 - 5:32pm Updated: January 9, 2017 - 7:44pm

NANAIMO — The city of Nanaimo is taking some of the first steps towards tripling the length of the waterfront walkway, with the goal of one day connecting Departure Bay with the Nanaimo River Estuary.

Photo credit: Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition

New multi-use path in Oceanside a good start, according to cycling group

By Daryl Major
January 9, 2017 - 10:16am Updated: January 9, 2017 - 11:06am

PARKSVILLE – Pedestrians and cyclists are pleased with a new safer path linking Coombs to Parksville.

The RDN's Rail Trail is now open, allowing people walking and biking a safe alternative to being in the side of the road.

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